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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

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Internet Arcade
by I.G.R.
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Harem by I.G.R. (1983)
Internet Arcade
by ICE
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Mouse Attack by ICE (1996)
Internet Arcade
by IGS
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Alien Challenge (World) by IGS (1994) Developed by International Games System Co., Ltd. Released 1994 Platform Arcade Published by International Games System Co., Ltd. Perspective Side view Setting Fantasy Genre Action Gameplay Fighting, Martial Arts Visual 2D scrolling Description Alien Challenge is a 2D versus fighting game in which you take control of one of eight eight fallen gods (according to the introduction story) and participate in a fighting tournament. The fighters to choose from are...
Internet Arcade
by IGS
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Dragon World (World V040O) by IGS (1997)
Internet Arcade
by IGS
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Grand Tour by IGS (1993)
Internet Arcade
by IGS
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IQ-Block by IGS (1993)
Internet Arcade
by IGS
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Oriental Legend 2 (V104 Oversea) by IGS (2007)
Internet Arcade
by Incredible Technologies
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World Class Bowling Deluxe (v2.00) by Incredible Technologies (1999)
Internet Arcade
by Incredible Technologies
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Golden Tee '99 (v1.00) by Incredible Technologies (1999). Golden Tee Golf is a golf arcade game series by Incredible Technologies. Its signature feature is the use of a trackball to determine the power, direction and curve of the player's golf shot. Play modes include standard, closest to the pin, and online tournaments. One of the longest running arcade game series, Golden Tee has maintained a large following and a competitive tournament scene. The Golden Tee series began as a project at...
Internet Arcade
by Incredible Technologies
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Golden Tee 3D Golf (v1.93N) by Incredible Technologies (1995)
Internet Arcade
by Incredible Technologies
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Golden Tee '97 (v1.30) by Incredible Technologies (1997)
Internet Arcade
by Incredible Technologies
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Golden Tee Classic (v1.00) by Incredible Technologies (2001)
Internet Arcade
by Incredible Technologies
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World Class Bowling (v1.66) by Incredible Technologies (1995)
Internet Arcade
by Incredible Technologies
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Golden Tee 2K (v1.00) by Incredible Technologies (2000)
Internet Arcade
by Incredible Technologies
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Golden Tee '98 (v1.10) by Incredible Technologies (1998)
Internet Arcade
by International Games
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Born To Fight by International Games (19??)
Internet Arcade
by International Games
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Wheels Runner by International Games (19??)
Internet Arcade
by Invi Image
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Egg Hunt by Invi Image (1995)
Internet Arcade
by IPM
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Hook (World) by Irem (1992) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1992 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Genre Action Setting Fantasy Gameplay Arcade, Beat 'em up / Brawler Perspective Side view Visual 2D scrolling Misc Licensed Description Hook is a side-scrolling, weapon based beat'em up, based on the movie with the same title. Up to four players control Peter Pan or one from the Lost Boys: Ace, Pockets, Thudbutt or Rufio, fighting against Captain Hook and his pirates. Gameplay is similar to...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Lethal Thunder (World) by Irem (1991)
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Mix together a little bit of Space Invaders and a lot of cold war nuclear panic and you get 'Red Alert', released by Irem in 1981. Your mission in Red Alert is to defend six cities around the world from an unnamed 'enemy attack'. You'll begin in Paris, protecting the Eiffel tower from enemy bombers, then move on New York, Rome, London, Germany, and the final battle over Japan's Mt. Fuji. Red Alert's gameplay is similar to Space Invaders, but the color graphics and varied gameplay are...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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R-Type Leo (World) by Irem (1992) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1992 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Vehicular Space Flight Perspective Side view Visual 2D scrolling Description R-Type Leo is a arcade 2D side-scrolling shmup, the fourth game in the R-Type series . Rather than the fight against the Bydo Empire, the story background describes how a bio-computer malfunctions and took control of an artificial planet that...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Hammerin' Harry (World M81) by Irem (1990) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1990 Also For NES Published by Irem America Corp. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description In the peaceful town of Carpentersville, some workers known as The Rusty Nailers decide to bulldoze a house that belongs to Harry. Harry is certainly not happy with this, and goes on a rampage, destroying workers that get in his way. As Harry, you can destroy workers in one of...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Major Title (World) by Irem (1990)
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Pound for Pound (World) by Irem (1990)
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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XMultiply (エックスマルチプライ EkkusuMaruchipurai) is a side-scrolling shooter published by Irem, and similar in style to their earlier R-Type. In 1998 the game was released with Image Fight as a one-disc doublebill on PlayStation and Sega Saturn. Story The game centers around an unusual alien invasion against a colony planet in the year 2249—the aliens themselves are microscopic creatures that invade, infect, and kill the colonists. Scientists have deployed the microscopic fighter...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1987 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Android, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, iPad, iPhone, J2ME, MSX, Nintendo 3DS, Ouya, PC-88, Sharp X68000, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Wii U, ZX Spectrum Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Vehicular Space Flight Perspective Side view Visual 2D scrolling Description R-Type is a side scrolling shoot 'em up best known for its extremely...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Major Title 2 (World set 1) by Irem (1992)
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Bomber Man World - New Dyna Blaster - Global Quest by Irem (1992) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1992 Platform Arcade Published by Irem America Corp. Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Arcade Perspective Top-down Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Interface Direct Control Description New Atomic Punk: Global Quest ( Bomber Man World in Japan) is part of the Bomberman series and the direct sequel to Irem's earlier arcade version . The game is very similar to other games in the series -...
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by Irem
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Cosmic Cop (World) by Irem (1991) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1991 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Cosmic Cop is a horizontal scrolling 2D space shoot'em up, and part of the R-Type series . The player controls a space police fighter and fights against Bydo's autonomous vehicles. The Gameplay is quite similar to other R-Type games, but with a total different weapon...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Internet Arcade
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Gunforce - Battle Fire Engulfed Terror Island (World) by Irem (1991) Developed by Irem Corp. Released Jun, 1991 Also For SNES Published by Irem America Corp. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Platform, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Gun Force is a 2D side-scrolling run and gun game. The player takes control of a soldier who is dropped off onto an island and must fight his way through hordes of enemy soldiers until he gets to the final showdown in order to protect...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1988 Also For FM Towns, NES, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii U Published by Irem Corp. Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Vehicular Flight / Aviation Perspective Top-down Visual 2D scrolling Description A mysterious alien life form is spreading across the galaxy, trying to conquer the world. It took control of the moon base and is threatening to descend on the Earth. The humans have sent the most advanced fighter jet to...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Ninja Spirit by Irem (1988) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1988 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii U, ZX Spectrum Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Platform Description A ninja-based action game that has the player leading Moonlight through numerous enemy-riddled levels on a quest to exact revenge against his father's murderer. To accomplish this task Moonlight is armed with a katana, shurikens,...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Risky Challenge by Irem (1993)
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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10-Yard Fight (World set 1) by Irem (1983) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1983 Also For MSX, NES, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Top-down Genre Sports Sport Football (American) Description The main idea of this game is that players take control of a football team and have the task of trying to score a touchdown before the clock runs out. Players start out as a high school team. Games consists of two halves. One touchdown must be scored before time runs out...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Air Assault (World) by Irem (1993) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1993 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Top-down Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Air Assault is a 2D up-scrolling shoot 'em up game where you take control of fighter. The game is similar to Air Duel . You have to tward the evil plans of an organization called the Fourth empire over the span of eight stages. As you make progress and fight of...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Blade Master (World) by Irem (1991) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1991 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Side view Setting Fantasy Genre Action Gameplay Beat 'em up / Brawler Visual 2D scrolling Description Blade Master is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of either the twin swordsman Roy or the spearman Arnold. The people are threatened by the King of Darkness and his phantom army, and the only one who knows the spell to lock him away is...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Developed by Irem Corp. Released Dec, 1987 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii U, ZX Spectrum Published by Irem Corp. Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Shooter Vehicular Helicopter Perspective Side view Visual 2D scrolling Description Mr. Heli takes place in the year 2999 and Mr. Muddy is threatening the planet. Fortunately the player has a fully armed large helicopter with which to attack his sadistic minions. The helicopter will fly...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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favorite 2
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Lightning Swords by Irem (1991)
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1983 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Behind view Sport Sailing / Boating Genre Racing / Driving, Sports Gameplay Arcade Description Tropical Angel is a game about water-skiing in a dangerous environment. The player controls a female water-skier who needs to complete several courses (called 'tests' in-game) before time expires. Each course is divided into six parts separated by gates (checkpoints). The courses are littered with rocks which,...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Hasamu (Japan) by Irem (1991)
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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In The Hunt (World) by Irem (1993) Developed by Irem Corp. Released Apr, 1993 Also For PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows Published by Irem Corp. Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Vehicular Naval / Watercraft Perspective Side view Visual 2D scrolling Description A 2D side scrolling shooter in which you take control of a small attack submarine and engage in underwater combat. The Dark Anarchy Society's forces threaten to destroy the earth's most important cities...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Gun Force II (US) by Irem (1994) Developed by Irem Corp. Released Sep, 1994 Platform Arcade Published by Irem America Corp. Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Platform, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Gun Force II is a 2D side-scrolling science fiction themed run and gun game and sequel to GunForce . The game plays very similar to the later game Metal Slug . The player controls a special soldier with two heavy guns that can jump an climb...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Developed by Irem Corp. Released Dec, 1987 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii U, ZX Spectrum Published by Irem Corp. Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Shooter Vehicular Helicopter Perspective Side view Visual 2D scrolling Description Mr. Heli takes place in the year 2999 and Mr. Muddy is threatening the planet. Fortunately the player has a fully armed large helicopter with which to attack his sadistic minions. The helicopter will fly...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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The Battle-Road is a vertical scrolling shooter racing arcade game released by Irem in 1984. The game was an early open-ended vehicle combat game that featured branching paths and up to 32 possible routes. The player controls a car that is armed with two different types of guns (frontal and side), and drives for a road full of other dangerous vehicles like cars, motorcycles, trucks, helicopters. There are also other kinds of obstacles on the road. There is more than one path, in the same style...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Mystic Riders (World) by Irem (1992) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1992 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Side view Genre Action Setting Fantasy Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Description Mystic Riders is a 2D side-scrolling shoot'em up game set in a fantasy world, similar in style to Cotton . The player controls a child witch riding on a broomstick. Gameplay is very typical - the player flies right, shoots enemies like ghosts, grim reapers, bats, dragons, gargoyles etc., and...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Air Duel (World M82-A-A + M82-B-A) by Irem (1990) Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1990 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Top-down Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Air Dual is a 2D up-scrolling shoot 'em up game where you take control of straight shooting Jetfighter FG-40 or the crosswise shooting helicopter E-709. You have to stop a secret organization called D.A.S. that threatens world peace before the total collapse...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Undercover Cops (World) by Irem (1992) Developed by Irem Corp. Released Jul, 1992 Also For SNES Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Side view Narrative Crime Genre Action Gameplay Beat 'em up / Brawler Visual 2D scrolling Description 2043. Dr. Clayborn and his army have gained control of New York and Commissioner Gordon made one last plea for help and called three of the finest city sweepers: Matt, an ex-professional football player; Rosa, a former female vigilante and Miss America pageant; and...
Internet Arcade
by Irem (Data East Corporation license)
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Dream Soccer '94 (World M107 hardware) by Irem (Data East Corporation license) (1994)
Internet Arcade
by Irem (licensed from Broderbund)
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Developed by Micro Graphic Image Released Oct, 1986 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description The arcade sequel to Spelunker , entirely different from the console game also titled Spelunker II . This one closely retains the game mechanics and style of the first arcade game: a descent into a perilous underworld, this time greenish instead of an earthly brown, populated by strange denizens and even stranger...
Internet Arcade
by Irem (licensed from Broderbund)
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (licensed from Broderbund)
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Developed by Micro Graphic Image Released 1985 Also For Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description In this game, you are a spelunker who climbs deep down mountain caves in search for treasure. The levels consist of many platforms, connected to each other by a riding cart, ladders, ropes, etc. You'll have to time your jumping well, because a slight fall will...
Internet Arcade
by Irem (licensed from Broderbund)
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (licensed from Broderbund)
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (licensed from Broderbund)
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Lode Runner is a puzzle video game, first published by Brøderbund in 1983. Arcade In 1984, Irem developed an arcade conversion of Lode Runner. It contained 24 remixed levels from the 150 original levels. Gameplay Basics The player controls a stick figure who must collect all the gold in a level while avoiding guards who try to catch the player. After collecting all the gold, the player must travel to the top of the screen to reach the next level. There are 150 levels in the game which...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (licensed from Hudson Soft)
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Dynablaster - Bomber Man by Irem (licensed from Hudson Soft) (1991)
Internet Arcade
by Irem (licensed from Tokuma Shoten)
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (Memetron license)
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Climb around lattice of pipes to deactivate power switches for main computer while avoiding robots. Jump on generators to send out disrupters and kill robots. Game Play Five level vertically scrolling platformer. Climb around a lattice of conduits while avoiding robots. Kill robots by jumping on generators and sending out disrupters. Each generator has a limited number of disrupter shots. Normal robots can become super robots by passing through generators. Super robots can only be destroyed...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (Memetron license)
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (Williams license)
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Developed by Irem Corp. Released Jul, 1983 Also For NES, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, SG-1000 Published by Williams Electronics, Inc. Perspective Behind view, Top-down Vehicular Motorcycle, Street Racing Genre Racing / Driving Gameplay Arcade, Vehicle Simulator Description In a game reminiscent of both Road Fighter and Rally Bike , the player takes control of a motorcyclist who's in a race to be the first to traverse the United States from the west to the east coast, starting in Los Angeles...
Internet Arcade
by Irem (Williams license)
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Moon Patrol (ムーンパトロール Mūn Patorōru) is an arcade game by Irem that was first released in 1982. It was licensed to Williams for distribution in North America. Moon Patrol was an early side-scrolling shooter and is widely credited for the introduction of parallax scrolling in side-scrolling video games (though one article in Games Radar argues that the graphics in the 1980 game Defender would count). The player takes the role of a Luna City police officer assigned to Sector...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem (Williams license)
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Internet Arcade
by Irem / GDI
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Internet Arcade
by Irem America
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Superior Soldiers (US) by Irem America (1993) Developed by Irem Corp. Released Sep, 1993 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Side view Genre Action Setting Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Fighting Description Superior Soldiers is a 2D versus fighting game set after a post-apocalyptic incident in August 1999 where unknown energy emitting objects impacted earth’s atmosphere and killed ninety percent of earth’s population. The survivors have adapted/transformed...
Internet Arcade
by Island Design
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Tut's Tomb by Island Design (1996)
Internet Arcade
by Itisa
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Squash (Itisa) by Itisa (1984)